Nodal wars and network fallacies: A genealogical analysis of global insecurities
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In this article we examine three prominent discourses of security governance and suggest, through a critical review of organizational network theory, that the nodal model can offer theoretical, methodological and ethical benefits over alternative ones. These benefits, we argue, are especially pertinent to the analysis of contemporary global insecurities. The article closes by reflecting on two issues raised in the earlier analysis: how an awareness of discursive contiguity can help inform our understanding of nodal tendencies in global security governance; and how the methodological fallacy of 'nodal-network equivalence' plays out under conditions of the 'war on terror'.
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Criminology not elsewhere classified